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Crystal Kamoroff

 

Education 

2011                MFA, Ceramics, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 

2008                BFA, Spatial Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2000                AA, Liberal Arts, Cabrillo Community College, Aptos, CA

2000                AA, Studio Arts, Cabrillo Community College, Aptos, CA

1999                Studio art studies at Instituto Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

1998-99           Undergraduate Studies at California College of Arts, Oakland, CA

            

Professional Experience

 

2022-Present   Adjunct Instructor, De Anza Community College, Cupertino, Ca

2019-Present   Adjunct Instructor, Merritt College, Oakland, CA

2022                 Adjunct Instructor, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2018-Present   Ceramic Instructor, The Randall Museum, San Francisco, CA

                         Ceramic Technician, San Francisco Parks and Recreation, San Francisco, CA

2018-2019        Founder & Instructor, Hudson Ceramic Studio, San Francisco, CA

2017-2020        Art Handling & Installation for Arc Gallery and Arc Fine Art Consulting, San Francisco, CA

2015-present   Freelance Sculptor & Studio Artist 

                         Freelance Fabrication, Installation and Art handling

2013-2022        Curator, Gallery G, San Francisco, CA

2013-2015        Sculptor/Fabricator at Scientific Art Studio, Richmond, CA

2010-11            Art preparator and installation at The Willard Wankelman Gallery

                         & The Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, OH

2010-11            Instructor of Record teaching Ceramics, Bowling Green State University, 

                         Bowling Green, OH    

2009-10            Laboratory Technician for Sculpture, Ceramics and Glass Facilities, 

                         Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2008 – 09         Artist Apprenticeship to artist David Middlebrook, Los Gatos, CA

2007 – 09         Assistant Laboratory Technician in Ceramics at San Jose State

                         University, San Jose, CA

2003-05            Construction of the Laurel Street Ceramics Studio, Santa Cruz, CA  

             

                         

Exhibition Record

 

2023                Black & White, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA Juror: James Bacchi

                        Impressed: Fine Art Printmaking, Mendocino County Museum

                         Visions In Clay 2023: LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, CA Juror: Joan Takaymaya-Ogawa

2023                Truth: Artist Books & Broadsides, Gallery Route 1, Pt. Reyes, Ca Juror Sas Colby 

2022                Voices of The Earth, Willits Art Center, Willits, CA, Invitational, Curator D’Terra

2021                Crocker Kingsley Exhibition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (catalogue)

                        Across the Divide, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA, Juror: Donna Seager 

2020                Four Squared, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Invitational (catalogue)

                        The Essentials: Group Show, Voss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Invitational

2019                StartUp Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, Invitational, Curator: Allison Snopek

                        48 Pilars, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA Invitational, Curator: Michael Yokum (catalogue) 

                        Subversions, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA Invitational, Curator: Joshua Coffey

2018                Selections 2018, Heron Arts Gallery, San Francisco, Juried by ArtSpan

                        Panel; Patricia Maloney; Renny Pritikin; Philip Bewley; Michael Cuffe;

2018                Metamorphosis, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA Invitational, Curator Priscilla Otani (catalogue)

2017                Ceramics In Focus 2017, Davis Arts Center, Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA, 

                        Juror: Nathan Lynch

                         ACGA: Ceramics In Focus, The Annex Show, Davis, CA

2017                 California Clay Competition, The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA

2016                Rare Earth, National Ceramics Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, Juror: Kirk Delman

                        Group Show, San Francisco Bayview Opera House, San Francisco, CA,  Invitational, Curator: Danielle Satinover

                        Women Of The Bayview, Third Street Gallery San Francisco, CA, Invitational, Curator: Sophie Anne Shultze 

                        Everything is Connected, The Menagerie Gallery, Redwood City, CA, Curator: Heiko Greb

                        Re: Purpose, Third Street Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator:

                        Danielle Satinover

                        May, AHF Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Thomasina DeMaio

                        Group Show, SomArts Center, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Danilo Santos  

                        MAAP, Mission Art & Performance series, Precita Eyes, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Susan Cervantes

                        Inked, Paolo Mejia Galley, Oakland, CA Curator: Paulo Mejia

                        Different Light, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Juror Robert Melton

                        Anniversary Show, The Fleetwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

2015                Message The Maker, Gallery G, San Francisco, CA, Co-Curated by

                        Crystal Kamoroff & Lauren Gugic

                        Dissilience II, Studio Fab, Oakland, CA, Invitational, Curator: Su Pang                        

                        OddVille, American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA

2014                Art House; Studio G Presents H, Gallery G, San Francisco, CA Curated by Crystal Kamoroff

2013                Alter Eco, Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz, CA Juror: Ann Hazels  

2012                Dissilience, Workspace Limited, San Francisco, CA Juror: Su Pang 

                        Figuratively, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME Juror: Misty Gamble

2011                Little Epic Encounters: Failed Experiments in Alchemy & Restraint, MFA  

                        Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State 

                        University, Bowling Green, OH 

                        MoneyBags, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO Co-Curated by Stan Chrisholm   

2011                Simpson Park Sculpture Exhibit, Bowling Green, OH Juror: Chris Gajewitz 

2010                A Midwinter Night’s Dream, Autobody Fine Art Gallery, Alameda, CA, Invitational, Curator: Jaqueline Cooper

2009                BGSU Faculty and Graduate Ceramics, Ann Miller Gallery, Wittenberg          

                        University, OH Invitational, Curator: Scott Dooley

                        Contemporary Sculpture 2009, The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO, Juror: Michael Meyers  

                        Cognitive Dissonance, The John Pickelle Gallery, San Jose, CA

                        SJSU Student Invitational in Conjunction with CCAC Conference, Jurors: Monica Van Den Dool, Stan Welsh, Davis, CA

                        Great Things: Kamoroff & The Domingo Brothers, The Marsh, San Francisco, CA  

2008                Big Things in Small Places, Juror: Jacqueline Cooper, The Autobody 

                        Fine Art Gallery, Alemeda, CA

2007                SJSU Student Invitational in Conjunction with CCACA Conference, 

                        Jurors: Monica Van Den Dool, Stan Welsh, Davis CA

2006                The Preview Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

                       SJSU Student Invitational in Conjunction with CCACA Conference,

                       Co-Curated by Monica Van Den Dool & Stan Welsh, Davis, CA

                        Multimedia Art, Juror: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz, County Government Building, Santa Cruz, CA

2005                SJSU Student Invitational at CCACA Conference, Davis, CA

                        Black & White, Jurors: Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center Selection

                        Committee, Santa Cruz   Mountain Art Center, Ben Lomond, C

                        Open Studios Art Tour, Jurors: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz, SC, CA       

                        The Preview Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

                        Elkhorn Garden Art Gallery, Prunedale, CA

2004                Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center Members Show, Santa Cruz Mountain 

                        Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA   

                        Valley Fever, Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA

                        Form & Function: Clay Glass & Fiber, Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA

2003                Walnut Avenue Art and Poetry Show, Walnut Avenue Women's Center,  

                        Santa Cruz, CA     

                        The Preview Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

                        Open Studios Art Tour, Jurors: Santa Cruz Cultural Council, Santa Cruz,

2002                Ars Longa Vita Brevis, Jurors: Rose Sellery, Tobin Keller, Cabrillo College Gallery Aptos, CA

2001                Art at the California Chancellors Office, Sacramento, CA, 

                        Noggins III, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA, Juror: Tobin Keller

          

 

Two Person Exhibitions

 

2017              Mud Pie & The Obsessive Curiosity, Crystal Kamoroff & Evan Hobart, The Willits Art Center, Willits, CA, Curator: Gary Martin

2016              Everything is Connected, Crystal Kamoroff & Heiko Greb, The Menagerie Gallery, Redwood City, CA

2009              The Shape of Desire, The Art Ark, San Jose, CA with Jacqueline Cooper, Curator:   Valerie Rapps 

 

Solo Exhibitions  

 

2020              Spotlight Exhibition: Crystal Kamoroff, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008              Telos, BFA Show, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose State      

2007              Deviations, Yoga Center Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

2006              Santa V, The Black Gallery, SJSU Student Gallery, San Jose, CA

                      Chorros Blancos, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose State University Student              

                      Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

Public Art & Onsite Work

 

2018              Art Handling & Installation of Exhibitions From/To: The Frontier of

                      Chinese Art Education and Poverty of Sensibility: Art Education in the 21s

                      Century III at the Diego Rivera Gallery, Walter & Mcbean Galleries, San Francisco, CA

                      Construction and Installation of ceramic facilities at The Hudson Street  

                      Ceramic Studio, San Francisco, CA

                      Mobile Phlebotomy Unit, For St. James Infirmary, San Francisco, CA

2016              Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Robin William’s VW Bus, Mural,  

                      Fabrication & Installation, San Francisco, CA

2015              San Jose Rotary Playground, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, San   Jose, CA          

                      Kidspace Children’s Museum, Pasadena, CA

2014 - 15       Tilden Regional Park, Topographical Map Restoration, East Bay Regional Park  District, Orinda, CA

                      San Francisco Zoo, Sculpture Learning Plaza, San Francisco, CA

2013 - 15       San Francisco Zoo, Elinore Friend Playground, San Francisco, CA

2013 - 14       Architectural façade, 1645 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA          

                      Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, San Francisco, CA

2013              Children’s Museum of Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA

2003 – 05      Construction of Laurel Street Ceramics Studio, Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

Private Collections 

                        

Ray Ashley, CA

Jacqueline Cooper, CA 

Destiny Lewis, CA

Randy Rosenberg, CA

Ashley Voss, CA

Michael Yokum

Cynthia Farner        

 

Awards

             

2023             Juror’s Choice Award, Black & White Exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018             Artspan Artist Spotlight, SF, CA, Feature Artist Editorial, OS Guide magazine

2017             The Alpha Award for Best of Show, California Clay Competition, The

                     Artery, Davis, CA

2011             Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

                     Sean Manning Research Scholarship, Bowling Green State  

2009-11        Graduate Assistantship Bowling Green State University

2008- 09       Artist in Residence, San Jose State University

                     A. B. Guslander Scholarship 

2008             Violet Speddy Scholarship

2007-08        Deans Scholar, San Jose State University  

2007             Helen Dooley Scholarship, San Jose State University

2007             Kiwanis Club Scholarship, Willits

2006             Wiggsey Silvertsen Scholarship, San Jose State University        

                     Dooly Spatial Arts Scholarship, San Jose State University

                     Presidents Award for Academic Excellency, San Jose State  

2004             SCMAC People's Choice Award, Valley Fever Exhibit, SCMAC                                             

2002             Don Moss Memorial Endowed Ceramic Scholarship, Cabrillo                           

                     Visual Arts Scholarship, Cabrillo Community College

1998             Visual Arts Scholarship, California College of Arts

 

Interviews  

 

2018            Interview with Jeremy Joven for Artpan Organization Promotion

2017            Willits Art Center Artist Interviews, by Gary Martin

2013            KZSC 88.1 Artists on Art hosted by Nada Miljkovic

                    KUSP 88.9 The Muse with Wallace Baine & Kirby Scudder

                    Periodical Art Column, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Christa Martin                    

                    KSCO 1080 It’s The Way of Love hosted by Rock Elle 

 

Publications

 

2024             Randall Museum Studio Lab Manual, self-published as a supporting document for San Francisco Recreation & Parks

                     and for the Friends of the Randall Museum

2021             Crocker Kingsley Exhibition Catalogue, published to accompany the exhibition at Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA

2019             Book Cover Art, Essays on Exclusion: Our Critical, Collective Journey Toward Equity in Education, Philip Andrew Boda (Editor), DIO Press Inc. New York 2018             Editorial, Art Span’s Open Studios Guide Magazine, San Francisco, CA

                     Metamorphosis Exhibition Catalogue, published to accompany exhibition at Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013-16        Illustrations, Small Time Operator, B. Bernard Kamoroff, Bellsprings Publishing, 14th, 13th edition

2008             Photo Editorial, Sculpture Magazine, David Middlebrook, April/May 2008

 

 

Lectures

 

2023             “Black & White” National Juried Exhibition Artist Talk November 2023  

2011             Artist Lecture, Tea Time Lecture Series, Bowling Green State, University,  Bowling Green, OH

2009             Visiting Artist Lecture, Wittenberg University, Springfield OH

 

 

Skills     

            

Ceramic fabrication processes  

Gas and electric kiln operation & repair

Glaze chemistry and formulation 

Clay reclaim and formulation

Ceramic material and equipment safety 

Installation 

Fabrication 

Restoration 

Experience with large-scale work

Forklift operation

Welding MIG

General carpentry

Mold making Metal casting

Metal fabrication

Chasing and finishing

Computer skills

Photography 

Fluent in Spanish

Excellent interpersonal communication

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